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OKLAHOMA CITY – There were some scary moments for an Oklahoma family overnight.

A mother was arrested for allegedly abducting her own 2-year-old daughter.

"I couldn't even think straight," said the victim's grandmother, Joann Bishop. "I was afraid I'd never see her again."

Joann has cared for young Lanie Bishop since the little girl was born.

Joann and her husband Frank have legal custody of Lanie and her brother Anthony.

On Monday the children's mother came to visit at the families mobile home, when suddenly out of nowhere, the mother put the girl in her car and raced out of the neighborhood.

"It was horrible, just a horrible feeling," said Joann. "I don't want to ever feel that again."

Joann says the mother Lillian Baker, who also goes by the last name Sefcovic, also threatened to hurt the victim.

Lillian Baker

Lillian Baker

"She told me she would kill the kids before she let me and Frank have them," said Joann.

Joann of course called police who tracked the suspect's phone down I-44.

As soon as the mother crossed the border, officers in Burkburnett Texas took the mother into custody.

Luckily, Lanie is once again safe at home and away from her mother.

"I'm not saying the mother doesn't love the children. I think she does, but she needs a lot of help that we can't give her," said Joann. "She's not safe for herself much less them."

Because the family is on a fixed income, the police officers working the case actually donated money to the grandparents so they could drive to Texas to recover the little girl.